The series of earthquakes that hit southern Philippines did not spare the house of President Rodrigo Duterte in Davao City, according to his former aide and now Senator Christopher "Bong" Go on Thursday.
"'Yung bahay ni Pangulo may crack na rin. Kasi housing ‘yun, Teacher’s Village, first floor lang po 'yun in-extend lang po niyan. Nilagyan lang niya ng second floor. So hindi talaga siya designed na para sa two floors, dinagdagan lang,” Go told Dobol B sa News TV.
Go said he also saw cracks in his own house. "'Yung mismong tinitirhan ko mukhang puro crack na rin tinitignan ko," he said.
Duterte was in Davao City, where he served as mayor for many terms, when Thursday morning's magnitude 6.5 earthquake happened.
"Actually nung nangyari ang lindol ay nag-CR po si Pangulo so medyo naramdaman niya na malakas," Go said.
"Ngayon okay naman po walang masamang nangyari at nagpapahinga muna ang Pangulo. Nabahala kami dahil medyo malakas,” he added.
The senator said he was told that a building located a kilometer away from Duterte's house had collapsed.
"Balita ko may isang gusali diyan bumagsak. Nung isang araw na lumindol nakita na ang mga crack sa basement o ground floor, dun yung parking space, may ipinadalang litrato sa akin. Ngayon bumagsak na mismo "yung ground floor kasi parang bakante ‘yun, parking," Go said.
A 6.5 magnitude earthquake hit parts of Mindanao Thursday morning, or two days after a 6.6 magnitude temblor shook the region and weeks after the one with magnitude 6.3. —Amita Legaspi/KBK, GMA News